BOCA RATON, Fla., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Andy Murray, 24 year old professional tennis player currently ranked fourth in the world, paid a visit to Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club on Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6. He was accompanied by coach Ivan Lendl, former world no. 1 professional tennis player and eight-time Grand Slam winner. The two tennis professionals held a few practice sessions on Boca Grove's red clay stadium court and worked out in the Club's fitness center. Ivan Lendl, a golf enthusiast, also played golf on Boca Grove's newly renovated Jim Fazio championship course.
Murray, from Dunblane, Scottland, achieved a top-10 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals for the first time on April 16, 2007. He has been runner-up in three Grand Slam finals: the 2008 US Open, the 2010 Australian Open and the 2011 Australian Open. In 2011, Murray became the seventh player in the Open Era to reach the semi-finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments in one year.
Lendl is considered by many to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. On top of capturing eight Grand Slam singles titles, he has competed in 19 Grand Slam singles finals, and reached at least one Grand Slam final for 11 consecutive years. Before the formation of the ATP, Lendl reached a record 12 year-end championships. He won two WCT Finals titles and five Masters Grand Prix titles, with a record of 9 consecutive finals. He also won a record 22 Championship Series titles (1980–89. Lendl first attained the world no. 1 ranking on February 28, 1983. For much of the next five years, Lendl was the top ranked player. He finished four years ranked as the world's top player (1985–1987 and 1989) and was ranked no. 1 for a total of 270 weeks. He became Andy Murray's coach in 2011.
Boca Grove is home to a vibrant and proud tennis tradition. The professional tennis staff has built an exciting tennis program. Team play, youth leagues, tournaments, clinics, individual and group lessons, a first-rate Pro Shop, and a variety of special events throughout the year keep Boca Grove tennis players active and challenged.
Emerson "Chuck" Lehner, COO/General Manager of Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club said, "We at Boca Grove were honored to host such renowned tennis professionals. Our residents were delighted to see such amazing athletes in action in their own backyard."
About Boca Grove: Boca Grove is a boutique golf and tennis club located in the heart of beautiful Boca Raton, Florida. With approximately 450 member families, Boca Grove exhibits style and grace afforded only to the most elite private clubs in South Florida. For more information on Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club, please visitwww.bocagrove.orgor call (561)487-5300.